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FAQs

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2nd, 3rd, 4th day hair – Refers to the number of days since you last styled your hair.  If you styled your hair yesterday, today you have 2nd … Continue reading

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How can I change my curl pattern? Will my texture loosen as my hair grows?

There are many products and styling techniques that will help you tame, stretch, smooth or enhance your curls, kinks, and coils.  However, there’s no way to flat out … Continue reading

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What is sealing my ends, and how do I do it?

Sealing is the process of applying oil, hair butter, conditioner or cream to wet or damp hair to lock in moisture and protect from split ends. Learn how Sealing … Continue reading

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What is an ACV rinse and how do I do it?

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinses are a great way to remove product build up, restore your hair’s pH level, and impart a nice sheen to your hair.  Dilute … Continue reading

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What is clarifying and how do I do it?

Clarifying  is the act of removing product build up and residue from the hair.  Even if you are silicone free, natural oils and hair butters can build up over … Continue reading

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How often should I trim my hair?

This is completely up to you. Most hair stylist would suggest getting a trim every 8- 12 weeks. Natural hair guru, Anthony Dicky, of Hair Rules salon suggest that … Continue reading

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what is shrinkage?

Shrinkage refers to way curly hair “shrinks” or gets shorter when it is wet and in it’s natural state.  All curly hair experiences shrinkage, the tighter the curl … Continue reading

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What is my hair type?

See Hair Type post.

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What is a TWA?

TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro)  a tiny afro that is too short to style or twist, usually about 2 inches or shorter.

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What is the Big Chop?

The Big Chop (BC) refers to cutting off all the relaxed ends of leaving only your natural texture. This is the hair cut that takes you from transitioning … Continue reading

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What are “cones”?

Cones (short for silicones) are found in many hair care products such as conditioners, serums, and heat protecting creams. They coat the hair shaft making hair softer and … Continue reading

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What are sulfates and why are they bad for me?

Sulfates  also called surfactants, are chemicals added to hair products to help crate lather.  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are chemicals that are commonly … Continue reading

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What is the CG method?

The Curly Girl (CG) method refers to the method of care set by Lorraine Massey’s book “Curly Girl.”  A few of the things she suggest is using sulfate … Continue reading

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What is “Slip”?

“Slip” refers to the slippery smooth feeling some products leave your hair with which also allows for easier detangling.  Products with silicones in them usually provide the best … Continue reading

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What does “no poo” mean?

  “No Poo” is a term originally coined by Lorraine Massey in her book “Curly Girl”.  No Poo (short for no shampoo) refers to eliminating  shampoo from your … Continue reading

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What is a co-wash?

Conditioner washing (co-wash for short ) is a way of cleaning your hair and scalp without shampoo. Most conditioners actually have enough detergents in them to clean your … Continue reading

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